The National Constitution Center announced today that Hillary Clinton will be awarded the 2013 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on September 10, almost a year to the day four Americans were allowed to die in Benghazi due to her own gross negligence.
Jeb Bush, the chairman of the Constitution Center will present the award to Clinton at a ceremony scheduled for Sept. 10.
Both Clinton and Bush are potential contenders in the 2016 presidential elections, for opposing parties. But in a statement, the GOP’s Bush only accentuated the positive.
“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” said Bush, the Republican former Governor of Florida, son of a former president and brother of another. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”
This is the second medal Clinton has been awarded since she resigned as Obama’s Secretary of State. Back in May, she accepted the “Great American” award from the Pacific Council in International Policy for her public service at a Beverly Hills gala.
Her tenure at the State Department, which has been described by some as “mediocre”, was stained by her mishandling of security in Benghazi, and her lies in the aftermath of the attack on the American diplomatic post, there.
Testimony given Wednesday on Capitol Hill by Greg Hicks, Benghazi whistleblower and deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, exposed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a liar.
Hicks, who was on the ground in Libya on September 11, 2012, said Clinton called him around 2 a.m. from Washington to ask “what was going on.” Hicks responded by saying the consulate was under attack. He never told her about a protest outside the consulate because there wasn’t one.
“The only report that our mission made through every channel was that this was an attack,” Hicks said. “No protest.”
After being so briefed, Hillary Clinton shamelessly stood in front of the flag draped coffins of the four dead Americans the next day, and blamed a YouTube video anyway.
“We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that, because it is senseless and totally unacceptable,” Clinton famously declared.
The Liberty Medal she will be awarded, this September, was established in 1988 to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.